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5 Healthy Outdoor Activities to Do in Cebu

| by Apple Barretto

5 Healthy Outdoor Activities to Do in Cebu

What are healthy outdoor activities to do in Cebu?

  1. Mountain Climbing 
  2. Admiring and Chasing Waterfalls
  3. Camping
  4. Snorkeling
  5. Canyoneering

Beyond its historical sites and luxury resorts, Cebu is also known for many of its natural wonders and marine life. There are many eco-adventures that both locals and tourists can enjoy outside its busy Metropolitan areas. If you’re looking for some healthy outdoor activities in Cebu, keep reading! This article provides you with some of the best things you can enjoy with both friends and family. 


Mountain Climbing 

Mountain Climbing 

Cebu has its share of rolling hills, peaks, and majestic views. These can be enjoyed by both pro climbers and beginner hikers. Most mountain trails in Cebu are beginner-friendly. 


Osmena Peak

It may come as a surprise, but Cebu’s highest peak, Osmena Peak, is one of the easiest treks in the city. Once at the top, you’ll be greeted with a background of beautiful cliffs. If you’re lucky, you can enjoy a majestic sunset here, too. 

To get here, ride a bus from the South Bus Terminal to either Oslob or Santander. Take a habal-habal to take you to the starting point of Osmena Peak. 


Mt. Mago

This mountain trail can be enjoyed by the entire family, even the kids. The rolling hills at the peak provide you with a breathtaking view. From here, you can also take a side trip to Mangitngit Falls, one of the best spots for river trekking in Cebu. 


Admiring and Chasing Waterfalls

Admiring and Chasing Waterfalls

Many municipalities in Cebu are home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. You will be in awe of the clear blue hues and multiple tiers of these water forms. They provide visitors with picture-perfect moments and relaxing views as they dip their toes in its waters. 


Kawasan Falls

Located in the Santander municipality is Kawasan Falls. The Falls are famous for their bright blue waters and multiple tiers that visitors can explore for hours. It gets its bright hue from limestone deposits. Its main pool has a thundering waterfall that you can go to using a bamboo raft for that IG-worthy posts. 

Aside from the falls, many adventurous visitors can also enjoy its rope swing and waterslide. There are also other pools in Kawasan Falls that many can swim in.




In Cebu, you can elevate the mountain climbing experience by setting up camp after. This is done by many hikers at Osmena Peak. When you do this, you can enjoy the sunrise and sunset. There are camping grounds here for you to pitch up your tent for a very minimal fee

For a more luxurious camping experience, there are also spots for glamping in Cebu. This experience removes the need to set up and pitch tents on the grounds. These are already provided for you in glamping spots and are usually decorated with furniture. There are many spots for you to enjoy this in Cebu. 


Snorkeling & Other Underwater Activities

Snorkeling & Other Underwater Activities

The city of Cebu is surrounded by water on all sides. It’s only natural that there are many marine activities for everyone to enjoy. 



On almost any beach in Cebu, you can enjoy snorkeling — with no swimming experience required! While enjoying marine life, you’ll put in good exercise since this requires proper breathing.  Mactan, Malapascua, and Badian offer the best snorkeling sites. With proper guides, you can also enjoy island hopping. 


Scuba Diving

Many dive centers in the city give you a very close-up experience of beautiful aquatic animals. Compared to snorkeling, scuba diving is a more expensive underwater experience. This is because you’ll need to pay for the equipment and lessons provided by the different diving centers. 



For the adventurous and thrill seekers, canyoneering in Cebu is a must. This is an outdoor activity that will have you rappelling, rafting, and jumping into pools and mini waterfalls. There’s nothing more thrilling than exploring the wonders of nature by diving into it — literally. 

One of the most famous spots for this thrilling outdoor activity ends at the beautiful Kawasan Falls. From the Kanlaob River in Alegria, it will take you up to three to four hours to reach the beautiful waterfall. It will be a sight to behold after the adventure.


Key Takeaway

There are many healthy outdoor activities in Cebu for all kinds of people. Thrill seekers can trek across rivers and waterfalls, while beginners can simply take in the wonders of nature on Cebu’s mountain trails. 

Enjoying these outdoor activities on the weekends is just one of the many benefits of living in Cebu. The city is one of the country’s highly developed provinces rich in history and tradition. 

Pueblo de Oro has a master-planned community located in Cebu. With Pueblo Cebu’s strategic location in Lapu-Lapu City, every establishment you need for daily living is easily accessible. Contact us here if you have any questions about these or any of our other developments in Pampanga and Batangas. 

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